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Short Film Set and Shot in Co. Mayo Headed for San Francisco and New York.

The Long Wet Grass is set and was shot in County Mayo.  The film had its premier at The Clare Island Film festival in early September of this year - next stops are San Francisco and New York. The producer and script writer Seamus Scanlon has a strong connection with Mayo and especially Callow Lake where the film is set. The film was shot near Pontoon, Callow and Toomore with the help of local residents in true Meitheal style who provided food, housing, a vintage car (Brendan McEvoy) and moral support to get the shoot completed.

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Mayo DOP's Work screens In Toronto

Mayo based Director of photography Narayan Van Maele shot the feature film ‘Gutland’ (35mm) has been selected to be screened in the Discovery section at the Toronto International Film Festival 2017.  Govida Van Maele’s (Luxembourg) is the Director/Producer of Gutland which is a surrealist rural noir about a German thief who flees to a small Luxembourg village only to discover that the locals have secrets of their own.

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Watch the trailer for Mayo Writer Director's feature film Soulsmith

Castlebar native, Kevin Henry is the Writer/Director of  Soulsmith.  This low budget feature film was partly shot in Mayo.  The film makes use of various locations in Mayo including Johnny McHale's Pub in Castlebar and The Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar.  The film also utilised the beauty of Old Head Beach and Louisburgh Pier.  It is produced by Whim Productions.  The cast of this drama include Matthew O’Brien (‘The Lobster’, ‘Volkswagen Joe’, ‘Williton’s Way’) alongside Conor Marren (‘North Circula

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Mayo is well represented in Eir's latest add

Red Rage Films were busy shooting Eir's latest add, Let’s Make Possible,  which is currently recieving widespread coverage on television.  The campaign was created by Rothco advertising. 

Film Mayo and Mayo County Council's Tourism unit were delighted to be able to advise Red Rage Films regarding possible Mayo locations.  The film crew settled on Achill and really enjoyed the wilds that this location had to offer.  The Achill shots show stunning footage of mountain biker, Daniel Wolfe, near the sheer cliffs of Achill.

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Mayo Writer Director Alan Mulligan's film - The Limit of

Mayo writer/director Alan Mulligan was very excited and honoured to have his first feature film selected as part of this years Galway Film Fleadh. The Limit of  got great coverage in the Fleadh's brochure, with a full page spread. It also had a great slot in the Fleadh's programme when it was premiered on Thursday 13th July at 10:00pm at the Town Hall Theatre, Galway, with the cast and crew in attendance. The film received a standing ovation from a full house at the Fleadh.

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An Mhallacht Short film which sees Mayo in the All Ireland Final

Mayo are once again in the GAA All Ireland Final: Dr Donal Green has his loyalties tested when he discovers that one of his comatose patients is the last living player from the infamous cursed Mayo team of 1951...

Producer James Ryan of StationHouse Media stated they had loads of support from Mayo people, taking part as extras and lending their Mayo jerseys to help make this short film.

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Screening and Discussion with Writer/Director Stephen Bradley in Achill

Writer/Director Stephen Bradley will be at Gilety’s Clew Bay Dooagh, Achill at 8.30 pm, tomorrow Thursday June 1st 2017 to have a discussion and screening of his film Noble.  Admission free.

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GMarsh TV Production for eir Sport - Sam Barry: Beyond The Baseline

 

BROADCAST DATE: Thursday 1st June at 21:30 on eir Sport 1

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Mayo.ie Film which showcases Achill

The first of five short adventure films by Mayo.ie was launched online last week, concentrating on the personal stories of athletes. With stunning scenery as the backdrop, the films are profile pieces on athletes either from, or with a real connection to the county. Have a look at the first of these films which has the landscape of Achill as a star.  If you are considering shooting in Mayo, then see what Achill has to offer.  The remaining productions will be released throughout 2017, on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter and will showcase more of what Mayo has to offer.

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FÍS Manager sought for IADT

The Institute of Art, Design + Technology (IADT) is presently recruiting for a FÍS Manager, along with other Film related jobs. This is a lead role in the film, digital literacy and education space and offers an opportunity to shape the strategic development of the activities into the future.

For further information and to apply, visit the vacancies page at www.iadt.ie. Closing date: 5pm on Friday 12th May 2017.  Late applications will not be accepted. IADT is an equal opportunities employer.

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